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David Logan served as Dean at Roger Williams School of Law from 2003 to 2014, making him one of the nation's longest-serving law deans. In 2014, he returned to full-time teaching and research.

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An Impressive Outcome: May 2010 Graduates Bar-Pass Results

Posted by David Logan on 12/21/2010 at 01:20 PM

Massachusetts State SealThe numbers are in and – I am very pleased to report – the news is very good indeed: 2010 was another banner year for bar-pass results.  Nearly 85 percent of our May graduates sat for the bar in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, or some combination thereof. Of those, 89 percent passed in at least one state. 

In Massachusetts – which is by far the number-one state in which our students sit for the bar exam – our May graduates enjoyed a 92 percent pass rate. That’s a top-shelf number that puts us solidly in the company of Boston University and Boston College Law.

The picture is similarly impressive in our other top markets. In Connecticut, for example, RWU Law’s first time pass rate reached 95 percent – a full 13 percent over the state average, and running ahead of regional schools like UConn and Quinnipiac. In New York (#4 in popularity among our grads): RWU Law’s first time pass rate of 90 percent easily topped the state’s overall pass rate of 78 percent for first-time takers. In Rhode Island (our #2), RWU Law’s May grads came in at 75 percent, on par for what is historically one of the toughest bar exams in the nation.

Other RWU grads sat successfully for exams across the country, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Texas and Wisconsin.

Congratulations to the RWU Law class of 2010!